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#1874907 - 03/11/11 02:56 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: chip01]
badcompany Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Florida
ever had any luck calling hogs...got some I need to get rid of. I heard you can call them but its hard!!

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#1876394 - 03/13/11 12:31 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: badcompany]
Rocky1 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/10
Posts: 7220
Loc: ND/FL - USA
Have you tried the Echo ER1 on Corn Feeder BC? If they're anywhere near a hunting lease odds are they are dialed in to the local feeders, and that one might bring them in.
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#1877074 - 03/13/11 11:10 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: Rocky1]
MajorK Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 27
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
Hey guys ... I live in Havana, have a lease in Bainbridge. I have called hogs, yotes, bobcats and foxes in over the past 3 years. I have a foxpro scorpion that I use to run and gun, and I add my SP-55 speaker if I want to howl or call in the crows smile You guys in tallahassee let me know if you want to hook up for some predator hunts. I am always lookin for new guys to hunt with smile
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#1877380 - 03/14/11 10:56 AM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: MajorK]
badcompany Offline
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Florida
will do...I have a foxpro fury loaded up with every sound from titmouse tantrum to pigs!!!

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#1877454 - 03/14/11 12:16 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: badcompany]
JB55 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 325
Loc: FL, USA
badcompany,
I think what squirrel was referring to is the Foxpro, not fox. Electronic calls are illegal to use in FL, if I understand the rules correctly.
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#1877568 - 03/14/11 02:12 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: JB55]
Bowknutt Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 433
Loc: Southport,Florida
I'm Glad to see some Florida Hunters thought me and a couple other was all there was.

I live about 20 miles north of Panama City, I have made one setup with my spitfire called in two yotes rushed shot on both--

I like hearing to stories from westerners--but looking forward to listening to home state hunters.

David
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#1877632 - 03/14/11 03:42 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: JB55]
Squirrel J. Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 20
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: JB55
badcompany,
I think what squirrel was referring to is the Foxpro, not fox. Electronic calls are illegal to use in FL, if I understand the rules correctly.


I was talking about foxes. In Georgia you can legally kill red fox, grey fox and even fox squirrels.......but not in FL.
Electronic calls are 100% legal in FL for predator hunting, at least I hope so!!!

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#1877765 - 03/14/11 06:03 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: Squirrel J.]
Bowknutt Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 433
Loc: Southport,Florida
Originally Posted By: Squirrel J.
Originally Posted By: JB55
badcompany,
I think what squirrel was referring to is the Foxpro, not fox. Electronic calls are illegal to use in FL, if I understand the rules correctly.


I was talking about foxes. In Georgia you can legally kill red fox, grey fox and even fox squirrels.......but not in FL.
Electronic calls are 100% legal in FL for predator hunting, at least I hope so!!!


yeah-legal for non-game animals.

David
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#1877910 - 03/14/11 08:44 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: JB55]
badcompany Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Florida
I will have to look into that...I thought you could use electronic calls for coyotes day or night.

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#1878123 - 03/14/11 11:46 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: badcompany]
Doubleclutch Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 507
Loc: N.W. Florida, Escambia
I am in the very NW corner of FL.

This year was the third PM convention/hunt I attended.
What I learned was that I was doing everything right, just not getting close enough to that many here.

Hello all. I have hunted for over 50 years, most everything and all in FL and enjoy varmint hunting the most at this time.

No expert but here is what I have learned:

Set up is 95% + of your success. Wind, sun, etc.
On one setup I was facing the sun and a coyote stopped at 30 yards out. I think it saw a reflection off of my scope or more likely the face of my TX-200 remote, should have turned it around or not set up that way.
If they know that you are in the area, they won't come in.
Full cameo, hands and face. I use a gillie long coat.
I like to stand up with gun on sticks pointed at caller. I can see better in the thick.
No movement.
Be ready to shoot right now when you start calling, until you leave the stand.
Have confidence, if they are there, they will come, be ready.
If they stop looking at the call, shoot. They will leave real quick when they don't see the dying critter.
They don't always stop, just get close to call and high tail it. Maybe smell you around the call.
Some will come in running, be prepared to shoot a fast mover.
Just be prepared for anything. They are as different as you can or can't guess.

Byron South told me that he uses prey sounds because they gota eat every day.
I have found that the grey fox pups in distress is my best producer here and out west.
Glen Guess calls hogs regularly, just get close to them.
Coyote vocals are producing for some right now.

Bob cats are real hard on turkeys, quail and can and do kill grown deer. There is a post re; same under biology.

Night hunting with a light in FL requires a special permit like a Degrading Deer Permit.

Coyotes aren't any harder here than out west, just not as many. Hunting BLM land is very nice and seemingly unlimited.
Hunting in NM is all different than the southeast. Thorns! some can puncture tires. They will scratch your paint. Lots of "roads" are stream beds that are dry - don't get caught out there when it rains - the high water marks are up to 50 feet higher than the "road". Cliffs can and do flake/fall off - for days after a rain. You can get stuck in gravel or high center, or...........

Some parties at the hunt - up to four people - found what I think was a this year family group and called in several at one stand. Other good/experienced hunters didn't have any luck.

This probably isn't everything but it is a good start. I have had the opportunity to hunt with several of the real pros that you read and hear about. Some of the western custom call makers can make some real enticing sounds and not have to carry an electronic caller. Many use electronic callers, which I am convinced are the way to go in limited visibility and jive better shot opportunities.

Southern NM has plenty of coyotes and places you can hunt but few deer. I hunted eight days this time and covered a lot of ground. I hunted with a local that has hunted and trapped all his live there and kills lots of coyotes- knows what he is doing. Saw four deer, three bucks - one a whopper, one shooter and one last day shooter and one doe. They can only kill one deer per year. Here deer are a nuisance.

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#1880759 - 03/17/11 08:23 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: Doubleclutch]
MajorK Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 27
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
In florida you can "legally" use the foxpros on coyotes and crows. In Georgia pretty much anything goes smile Got to love a state that lets u hunt hogs with thermal imaging scopes at night smile I prefer to hunt the hogs in daytime with my bow, but I definitely bust out my AR for the coyotes. I have called in as many as 5 coyotes at one stand, we pretty much leave the foxes alone since we like them, but the bobcats and coyotes are fair game smile They eat way too many of my turkeys. Like I said, I would be more than happy to take you guys up to our lease and just spank the coyotes to your hearts content. You can even shoot a hog if you want one. Besides our lease we have several other places we can hunt coyotes to keep them off of other deer/turkey/quail leases. Let me know smile
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#1880780 - 03/17/11 08:48 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: MajorK]
badcompany Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Florida
Thanks for the invite...im in the process of building a 223 rifle to use as a predator gun, when I get it finished I will be ready!!

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#1881584 - 03/18/11 07:29 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: MajorK]
Rocky1 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 11/24/10
Posts: 7220
Loc: ND/FL - USA
Originally Posted By: MajorK
They eat way too many of my turkeys.


Hogs are hard on your turkeys too... They find a nest and they'll eat every egg in it.

You'd think more states would recognize that thermal imaging scopes are a very handy tool in the battle to control wild hogs.
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#1882121 - 03/19/11 01:45 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: Rocky1]
MajorK Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 27
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
Roger that Rocky. We take our toll on the hogs as well. We don't really want to eradicate them on our lease because .... well .... they're so tasty smile We do knock them down every chance we get though smile

BadCompany ... just let me know when you are ready... I am getting a new rifle this friday myself, a compact model 16 inch barrel with a retracting stock that will be much easier to run and gun coyotes with. I currently haul my Hbar A2 Matchgrade bullbarrelled Colt around and it gets a bit heavy after the first couple of miles smile
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#1886193 - 03/24/11 01:03 PM Re: Florida coyotes [Re: MajorK]
badcompany Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Florida
im still tryin to make up my mind on a gun...16 inch 20 inch, carbine or regular so many options! I think an 18 inch barrel will be just fine, i dont want my gun to heavy.

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